Adelia Petrosyan: “When it comes to programs and music, it’s primarily a collaboration with my coaches. They suggest music, and more often than not, we choreograph the routine to that specific music.”
Translation of Adelia Petrosyan’s comments about how she started doing figure skating.
original source: Moscow house in Yerevan Youtube channel
Here’s the translation of Adelia’s comments.
“Actually, I asked to be put on skates when I was just two years old. But it was a bit early, so we waited for a couple more years. When my mom realized I still wanted to get on the ice, we went for it, and that’s when it all started rolling.
I once saw a show called “Ice Age” on TV, where adults were performing, and I really liked how they skated, did lifts, and so on. I got curious and wanted to try it myself. I guess it was my childlike curiosity.
There are so many great figure skaters, each with their unique strengths and qualities, that it’s impossible to single out just one. There are many foreign skaters who performed well, as well as many Russian figure skaters, so I can’t pick just one.
I started doing the quad loop on my own initiative. At first, during practice, I struggled with it, but eventually, with joint efforts from my coaches, we managed to nail it and showcase it in competitions.
When it comes to choosing my programs and music, it’s primarily a collaboration with my coaches. They suggest music, and more often than not, we choreograph the routine to that specific music. There are limited options. My favorite program, I’d say, is my short program from last year, skated to “Voila.” I love each program in its own way, but this one is probably one of my all-time favorites.
As for the results I’ve been able to achieve at the age of 16, I’m grateful to my coaches who have supported me. And, of course, my mom, who is there on the ice every day, helping me deal with all the setbacks and failures.
I have various ways to prepare myself when I step onto the ice. I listen to music, and sometimes I talk a lot, especially when the adrenaline is pumping, and I feel like chatting. But primarily, I listen to music and start warming up, and then it’s time to take the ice. I like to glance at the stands, seeing how many people are there. It motivates me to have a crowd in the arena, and I enjoy it when there’s a big audience.”
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